Jerome Rothenberg traces the tradition of the new, from indigenous poetic traditions through mysticism and modernism. Rothenberg opens and closes the class by performing his own translations of Native American chant/ song/ sound poems. Here, Rothenberg focuses on intersections between Western poetic works and traditional indigenous poetic works. (Continued from 76p030.) Keywords: New American Poetry, ethnopoetics, oral literature, language and culture ( 1 reviews )
Recorded March, 9th, 2006 at the Boulder Theater, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth performs his poetry and music as part of a benifit for Burma Life and La Casa de la Esperanza. For the first half of the recording, Thrurston reads poems from his books, Alabama Wildman, What I like About Feminism and Nice War, the latter two in their entirety. The second half is a set of songs mostly from the Sonic Youth Ep, Rather Ripped (release date, June 2006) including, Lights Out, Incinerate, Sleeping Around,...
Bobbie Louise Hawkins lectures on Marguerite Duras: Imagining a Life, the first lecture in a four part series called Four Extraordinary Women. Hawkins talks about the life and writing of Duras, focusing on the book, The Lover. She also talks about autobiography as fiction and the writing process.
This is a fund raising event held in Boulder, CO on July 24, 2005 at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to raise funds for the Naropa University Archive. Featured performers are Michelle Ellsworth, Steven Taylor, Cecilia Vicuna, and Anne Waldman.
Second half of a faculty reading at the 2004 Naropa Summer Writing Program, with Heather Ackerberg, Brenda Coultas, Joanne Kyger, and Bobbie Louise Hawkins. This is the conclusion of the event including just the end of Hawkins's final piece, which was cut off on the previous recording. (Continued from 04P008)
First half of a cross-generational, all woman poetry reading at Naropa University's 2004 Summer Writing Program, including Joanne Kyger and Bobbie Louise-Hawkins reading unpublished poetry. Brenda Coultas reads ghost poems and stories, and Heather Akerberg also contributes a number of selections. (Continues on 04P008)
byBrown, Rebecca; Delany, Samuel R.; Evenson, Brian; Kapil Rider, Bhanu
A Panel recorded June 22, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University, on Narrative and Identity, Brian Evenson, Chair. Panelists are Samuel R. "Chip" Delaney, Rebecca Brown, and Bhanu Kapil. Topics cover personal identity vs. narrative identity, writing from the other, experimental narrative and experimental identity, structure and identity, code and catagory in identity, stable and unstable identities and narrative. The Panel is followed with a Q&A.
A reading, June 19, 2004 held at Naropa University including Eliot Katz and Rachel Levitsky. Katz reads new and old poem. Levitsky reads a selection of her translations of Zhang Er and ends with a lengthy reading from her manuscript in progress Neighbor. This is part 1 of 2.
A reading, tape 2 of 2, given by Alan Gilbert and Laird Hunt at Naropa University June 19, 2004. Gilbert reads from two long poems in progress. Hunt reads from a selection of prose concluding with 1 1/2 chapters from his manuscript Dear Laird Hunt Author of The Impossibly." This is part 2 of 2.
An Amiri Baraka lecture, discussing the need for a cultural revolution now in the United States, and discussing a new forum for sharing creative work about, and building political power for, significant cultural and political change.
This faculty reading includes Amiri Baraka reading "Somebody Blew Up America" and "The Mind of the President" and talking about his murdered daughter; Kristin Prevallet reading predominantly political pieces such as "Force," "Norm" and "Blueprint for a Revolution"; and Deborah Richards reading "Notes from the Margin," "Some Notes from a Looseleaf War Journal," and "Author's Note." This is part 1 of 2.
A colloquium of the Summer Writing Program. The faculty of the Summer Writing Program give synopsis of the themes and ideas which the addressed in each of their classes. Anne Waldman is chair of the colloquium.
A Steve Clay interview, Conversation on Craft. Andrew Wille interviews Steve Clay about being the publisher of Granary Books. They focus on the history, the process, the technology, and the use of collaboration.
Continued from 04P015 this panel of PoEthics, recorded June 7, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa, is mostly a question and answer period. Topics covered include, Poets Against the War, poetry in capitolism, the state of American values, and motivation to keep writing. This is part 2 of 2.
The opening panel of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University recorded June 7, 2004. The topic of the panel is Po/Ethics, poetry and ethics. This panel is chaired by Anne Waldman who gives opening remarks on paying attention in our times. The panel features, Jack Collom on Ethics as a practice contrary to nature and the contrast of ethics and morality; Harryette Mullen on the negotiation between the stuggel to be a good human being versus the struggle to be a good artist and the curage...
First half of an Edwin Torres lecture that is as much poetic performance as intellectual talk. He weaves together three pieces, "The limit is limitless," "The impossible sentence," and "The popadology of an ambient language," to create an almost seamless meditation on the evolution of poetry through performance, interference as freedom, what we miss in language, other possibilities of perception, and the timelessness and importance of ambient sound. (Continues on...
Edwin Torres answers questions and discusses further some of the ideas he raised in his lecture, including the relationship between breath and spirit and writing, his transition from performing poetry to working on the page, and hydrid poetry. (Continued from 03P086)
A lecture, "Anne Waldman as Performer And Collaborator," given by Jena Osman at Naropa University July 1 2003. Osman's lecture is centered on Anne Waldman as collaborator. Osman discusses Waldman's collaboration with such figures as Richard Tuttle, Akilah Oliver, Reed Bye, Bob Dylan et al. Osman plays recordings (film clips, CD's) of Waldman reading and performing various works.
Rikki Ducornet chairs a panel on Voice and Chararcter delivered July 1st, 2003, at Naropa University. Panelists include, Kass Fleisher on the political structures of the sentence and creating a paralell structures in prose to overcome the traditional structures of prose; Michelle Ellsworth discusses the voice as character in performance; Alexs Pate discusses how in his work he seeks to appropriate the traditional structers of prose to create a new space; and Thalia Field discusses the uses of...
bySanchez, Sonia; Taylor, Steven; Torres, Edwin; Waldman, Anne; Wellman, Mac
Opening panel from week four of the 2003 Summer Writing Program. The topic is "Performance and Collaboration." The panel includes Sonia Sanchez, Mac Wellman and Edwin Torres with chair Steven Taylor. Highlights include discussion of the potential of performance and collaboration, Sonia Sanchez on the limiting of labeling performances according to genre and race, Mac Wellman on "the hoax" as a genre of writing, and a discussion of the social responsibility of the poet.
A reading from June of 2003. Performers on this tape are Junior Burke and Donald Guravich. Burke sings a combination of Philip Whalen's "Dear Mister President" and a mass e-mail of President Bush's resume and reads from his novel, "Us." Guravich reads numerous poems including, "Artifacts," "The Patriot Act," and, "The Best Movie Ever Made." Continues on 03P070
A reading from June of 2003. Performers on this tape are Brenda Coultas and Reed Bye with Steven Taylor, Junior Burke, and Laurie Rugenstein. Coultas reads from her book "The Bowery Project." Bye's band plays three songs including "Imagination Gets Real." This is part 2 of 2.
Part one of a two part faculty reading during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa recorded June 19, 2003. Readers on this tape (tape one) are Bhanu Kapil Performing Water Damage, A Memoir, and Renee Gladman reading The Zone.This reading continues on 03P039 part 1 of 2.
A panel with Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Bhanu Kapil Rider, Renee Gladman, Laird Hunt, and members of the audience in a wide ranging discussion of writing fiction across cultures, personally and within narratives; how that fiction can be received; objectivity; and our currently multimedia-ed, overpopulated world.
A lecture, "Naropa: The Good ol' Days," given by James Grauerholz at Naropa University June 17 2003. Grauerholz spends the majority of the lecture giving anecdotes about the early years of Naropa focusing mostly on William Burroughs Sr. and his son Billy Burroughs Jr. After the lecture Grauerholz opens up the floor for questions. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A SWP faculty reading including Elizabeth Robinson, Kenneth Irby and Robin Blaser held at Naropa University June 14, 2003. Elizabeth Robinson reads poetry followed by Kenneth Irby reading poetry. This is part 1 of 2.
A reading (tape 2 of 2) held at Naropa University June 6 2003. Robin Blaser concludes the evening of readers that included Elizabeth Robinson and Kenneth Irby. Blaser reads from his books The Holy Forest and Wonders as well as newer work. This is part 2 of 2.
Robin Blaser presents another of his famously unsummarizable lectures, in which he searches with us for guides on the journey "From there to here to where: writing." "There" is Blaser's early childhood in Idaho, living in a train car and learning about syphilis from a tent chautauqua. "Here" is the hell that, as Pound said, holding his hands across his heart, is "here." "Where" is the question of where we are now, and where we are going,...
Second half of a faculty reading with Steven Taylor, Dodie Bellamy, Kass Fleisher and Junior Burke including "Strip mall bohemia," "The mountain whippoorwill," "Geneology," "Holy thursday," "The curator's husband: A voice mail," "Boxing Day," and others. (Continued from 02P095)
First half of a faculty reading with Steven Taylor, Dodie Bellamy, Kass Fleisher and Junior Burke, including "Strip mall bohemia," "The mountain whippoorwill," "Geneology," "Holy thursday," "The curator's husband: A voice mail," "Boxing Day," and others. (Continued on 02P096)
Joan Retallack lecture discussing Gertrude Stein's influence on John Cage. The correlations between Stein and Cage are related to their style of writing and the avante-garde. Retallack discusses the necessity of coincidence, surprise, and crime in the world and in writing, and that real time cannot be mirrored in literature or performance. This form of writing is contrasted with conventional writing styles.
Chilean poet Cecilia Vicuna performance at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Vicuna uses words in Spanish and English, a capella singing, non-verbal vocal sounds, and other sound effects in her performance concerning the significance of September 11th in Chilean history, among other topics.
Second half of a reading, with Joan Retallack and Lorenzo Thomas. Retallack reads a long poem entitled, "Lost briefcase conjecture," and Thomas reads "Whale song," "Equinox," and others. (Continued from 02P084)
First half of a reading with Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Anne Waldman. Hawkins reads from her work "Take love, for instance." Waldman reads "War crimes" followed by performances of "Bardo corridor," and William Blake's "Garden of love," with musical accompaniment by Steven Taylor. (Continues on 02P085)
Lorenzo Thomas lectures on poetry and social action. He reads and discusses pieces written as social action commentary, such as "By the rivers of Babylon" (Psalm 137), The Declaration of Independence, Frederick Douglass's "What to the American slave is the 4th of July?", and poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar and John Greenleaf Whittier. Thomas also discusses Douglass's life in relation to the abolitionist movement, the civil rights movement, and the current situation in the...
Deborah Richards and Bhanu Kapil-Rider are the first half of a Summer Writing Program faculty reading, June, 2002. Deborah Richards reads her piece, "Parable." Bhanu Kapil-Rider reads from selections of The Wolfgirls of Midnapure, The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers, and The Autobiography of a Cyborg.
Lecture by Andrei Codrescu focusing on writing and publishing, especially as it relates to his experience in Romania. He discusses publishing with a focus on small presses run by writers. The lecture follows Codrescu's personal history, moving to New York in the 1960s where he encountered the mimeograph as a printing press. The talk continues with the end of the mimeograph era and the beginning of the perfect bound printing methods of the 1980s and the electronic printing technology of the... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A lecture delivered by John Yau, June 27, 2002 for the Summer Writing Program at Naropa. Yau's lecture could be titled, How to Look at Art since 1945. In it he explores first Marcel Duchamp and the way in which contemporary art sprouted from his work in two directions: Hermetic and Legible and by extention explores Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. Then back to Pollack and Wallace Berman, then from there, Yau extends further and brings us into a discussion of contemporary artists such as David...
A lecture by Kathleen Fraser entitled "The Secret Life of a Convicted Lyric Poet." Fraser traces her own history and literary development in relation to the lyric. She reads from Elizabeth Willis' "Some Thoughts on the Late Lyric" and an interview with Robert Gluck on the lyric and prosody. The lecture continues with Fraser reading from her own works, including: "Blues for Sylvia," "Gloom's Song" and "They Did Not Make Conversation." Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, lyric poetry